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Honda’s new, smarter ASIMO brings robots closer to the mainstream

Honda’s ASIMO robot has been kitted out with a suite of new updates to bring it in tune with the times. Improvements include honed (...)

2014-07-15
Passible for iOS brings simplicity and a touch of awesome to the password management table

A quick peruse through the App Store reveals no shortage of password management apps, indicative perhaps of people’s desire to not, (...)

2014-07-15
Got 15 minutes? Create a printed photo book with Montage’s new Web app

Despite that a vast percentage of photographs shot today are viewed only in electronic format, there’s a reason why so many photo-sharing (...)

2014-07-15
Social robotics pioneer announces Jibo, a remarkable robot assistant for the whole family

MIT Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazeal has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jibo, a cute little robot that will help out around (...)

2014-07-15
Deezer quietly drops its Premium plan, now offers only free or Premium+

Online music streaming service Deezer has confirmed to TNW that it no longer offers new users the option of a desktop-only Premium (...)

2014-07-15
This design concept shows how beautiful Wikipedia could be

We’ve all gotten used to how Wikipedia looks, but a Berlin-based interface designer recently dreamed up a whole new look for the (...)

2014-07-15
Paul McCartney relaunches five of his classic albums as iPad apps

Paul McCartney is to re-release five of his original albums in the form of an iPad app, following suit from artists such as Lady Gaga. (...)

2014-07-15
Beamly OnDemand is a ‘Twitter DVR’ for BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD

Beamly, the social TV startup that recently rebranded from Zeebox, has an interesting new Chrome extension out today. Beamly OnDemand works (...)

2014-07-15
Dropbox partners with Deutsche Telekom to preload its app on Android devices in Europe

Dropbox has announced a partnership with Deutsche Telekom which it says will bring its service to “millions” of the European (...)

2014-07-15
Now you can say ‘Yo’ on your Pebble smartwatch

Some people may think that Yo is dumb, but its one and only use case — letting you say Yo and nothing else — is actually getting (...)

2014-07-15
Chat app Line experiments with e-commerce, as it prepares for an IPO

Line is not just a messaging app. At the same time as it confirmed that it is applying for a long-rumored IPO, that could value it (...)

2014-07-15
The Ultimate Breakdown of the Weird World of Vine

I don’t belong on Vine. I’m not weird enough, funny enough, cute enough, talented enough or even remotely daring. I’m (...)

2014-07-14
Google drops all real-name restrictions for Google+

After years of complaints, Google has finally dropped the real-name restrictions on its Google+ network. The company apologized for (...)

2014-07-14
Apple partners with IBM to sell iPads and iPhones to the enterprise

Apple and IBM today announced a wide-ranging partnership that will see IBM help sell the iPhone and iPad to its business clients bundled (...)

2014-07-14
Google appoints former Ford CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors

Google announced today that former Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally has joined its board of directors. Mulally’s appointment (...)

2014-07-14
Google offers free Udacity course to teach Android app development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a free Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: (...)

2014-07-14
The FCC extends net neutrality public comment period until June 18

After an “overwhelming surge” of last-minute public comments on net neutrality came into the FCC, the agency has extended its (...)

2014-07-14
Twitter’s Crashlytics Answers gives developers real-time engagement metrics for their apps

Dual-platform crash-reporting tool Crashlytics has announced Answers, an analytics tool for iOS and Android apps that have been deployed (...)

2014-07-14
Facebook announces free Wi-Fi program for students in Forest City, NC

Facebook today announced a pilot initiative to support free internet via Wi-Fi to students, launching first in Forest City, North (...)

2014-07-14
Mozilla releases mozjpeg 2.0 as Facebook tests and backs the JPEG encoder with $60,000 donation

Mozilla today announced the release of mozjpeg version 2.0. The JPEG encoder is now capable of reducing the size of both baseline (...)

2014-07-14
With Sympler for iPhone, creating music-video mashups couldn’t be simpler

Launching initially as a beta product last August, Sympler hit the App Store as a means to help users create 20-second music videos (...)

2014-07-14
Grooveshark now lets you pay for its music streaming service with Bitcoin

Grooveshark, an online music streaming service for playing back individual tracks, artists or albums, is now accepting Bitcoin as (...)

2014-07-14
Google offers first developer boards for its Project Ara modular smartphone

Google hopes to launch its ‘build-it-yourself’ Project Ara smartphone next year and in preparation, the technology giant is accepting (...)

2014-07-14
Samsung, Google and ARM team up for Thread, another Internet of Things industry standard

The likes of  Samsung, Google  and ARM have teamed together to form and develop Thread, an IP-based wireless networking protocol. (...)

2014-07-14
Google now indicates when a page in its search results won’t work on your device

Google will now indicate when a page listed in its search results won’t load properly on your device. For instance, if a site requires (...)

2014-07-14
Google teams up with Novartis to develop its smart glucose-tracking contact lens for diabetics

Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis – specifically its Alcon eye care division – to bring its smart (...)

2014-07-14
Apple’s new iTunes Pass service lets users refill their account in-store, initially in Japan only

Apple has introduced a new service that allows users to add money to their App Store, iTunes Store or iBookstore account at its physical (...)

2014-07-14
Microsoft is reportedly planning a huge round of job cuts after acquiring Nokia’s devices business

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business in April at a price slightly higher than $7.2 billion, (...)

2014-07-14
PayPal now lets you link loyalty cards to its iOS app

PayPal has updated its iOS app to let you link loyalty cards from a list of supported merchants (as first spotted by 9to5 Mac). This (...)

2014-07-14
Alibaba to bring Twilight and other Lionsgate shows to Chinese homes with new subscription service

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has just further boosted its digital entertainment arsenal by inking a deal with Lionsgate to bring (...)

2014-07-13
Redmart’s e-commerce goal scores $23m from Alibaba investor Softbank, Facebook co-founder Saverin

Singapore-based online grocery store RedMart has huge ambitions to eventually expand beyond groceries, with the aim to eventually (...)

2014-07-14
‘The Most Amazing Sight Ever’: The Teens Behind That McCartney-Buffett Photo

It was a warm summer evening in Omaha, and 16-year old Jacob Murray was sitting in his bedroom, scrolling through his social media (...)

2014-07-13
Tech Giants Take ISP Grievances To The FCC

The Internet Association is asking the FCC to regulate issues of interconnection and net neutrality.The Internet Association, a trade (...)

2014-07-13
3 Gmail tricks that can save you hours every week

Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications. It’s totally unbearable and massively (...)

2014-07-13
Secret rolls out Facebook login support and Web-based collections

Anonymous sharing app Secret today announced the ability to login via Facebook on its Android and iOS apps. The new feature should (...)

2014-07-13
Why the future of work is already here

Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee (...)

2014-07-13
Minibar now lets New Yorkers beckon booze for delivery on Android

Booze delivery service Minibar – not to be confused with another alcohol-related app of the same name – now lets Android-toting (...)

2014-07-13
Ritot: A smartwatch that projects notifications onto your hand is a crowdfunding hit

The ordinary concept of what a smartwatch is has been challenged by four guys in San Jose, who have been working a new device as part (...)

2014-07-13
How to make cold calling suck less

Anand Srinivasan is a digital media consultant and the author of the book “Cold Calling Success: Tricks & Strategies.” He (...)

2014-07-13
Wiper is a secure messaging app that permanently deletes your conversations with one click

Mobile messaging is the hot topic of this year — thanks to a few big acquisitions — but what can help a contender from standing (...)

2014-07-13
LinkedIn acquires Newsle, a Google Alerts-style service for you and your network

LinkedIn’s has announced it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you import your contacts from Facebook or LinkedIn and scans (...)

2014-07-13
3DBin photo app for iPhone helps you capture all the angles

Increasingly, retail and e-commerce sites are using animated 3D images to let potential customers examine all visible parts of any (...)

2014-07-13
eBay will soon let you follow Sotheby’s live auctions through video

Sotheby’s, meet eBay. eBay, meet Sotheby’s. You two have a lot in common. So much, in fact, that the two brands are hooking up (...)

2014-07-13
Lettrs now transforms your Android device into a personal writing desk

Way back in April last year, we brought you news on Lettrs, and app that transforms your iPhone into a personal writing desk, transcriber (...)

2014-07-13
Hollywood’s worst nightmare just got worse, as Popcorn Time’s Android app gets Chromecast support

Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time already has the movie industry quaking in its proverbial boots, with a cross-platform service (...)

2014-07-13
This website showcases everything you can buy on the internet with Dogecoin

Cryptocurrency Dogecoin showed serious promise for micro payments, as we noted earlier this year, but infighting between its most (...)

2014-07-13
Raspberry Pi’s affordable micro-computer gets a new, less power-hungry model

There is a new Raspberry Pi model on the scene — what is being called a “final evolution” of the original micro-computer that (...)

2014-07-13
BitTorrent is ready to start monetizing Bundles via paywalls and crowdfunding projects

BitTorrent is ready to start monetizing its new multimedia format, what is known as a ‘Bundle’ — which takes the form of a torrent (...)

2014-07-13

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